harrigan: (war big bang)
harrigan ([personal profile] harrigan) wrote2011-06-23 11:08 am
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Under a Vast Sky

Title: Under a Vast Sky
Author: [livejournal.com profile] harrigan
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] 5rin9
Rating: PG
Genre: RPF
Pairing: J2
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: This story is inspired by the classic war film The Great Escape which in turn is based on a true story. Please see additional credits at the end of the story.
Word Count: @ 32,000 - written for the 2011 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang.
eBooks: for MOBI, EPUB, PDF or HTML versions on faviconharrigan, click the [download] button here.

Summary: World War II rages across Europe, but Jarek and Jensen are out of the fight - two downed RAF pilots who find themselves unexpected bunkmates in Stalag Luft III. Determined to escape, they spend the years behind barbed wire contributing their own unique skills to a daring mass escape attempt. Finally, on a cold, moonless night in 1944, they're among the dozens of POWs who make it out before the tunnel is discovered. Hitler is enraged and orders a ruthless manhunt, with orders to execute the recaptured airmen.

As Jarek and Jensen begin the long, dangerous journey home, secrets come out. They get separated.

After the war, Jarek tracks down his orphaned 7-year-old niece Rosie and tries to make a home with her in a Polish Resettlement Camp in England. But he's still haunted by the choice Jensen made.

I couldn't be more pleased with the wonderful art by [livejournal.com profile] 5rin9! Her images are embedded in the story; and also on her LJ here, so please go tell her how awesome she is!

And the gorgeous icon is courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] muffymorrigan!

On to the fic! [part 1 of 4 ] [part 2 of 4 ] [part 3 of 4 ] [part 4 of 4 ]

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